Our Kid Tiger Program is a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving preschool-age students basic motor and listening skills.
Our program will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way.
Our Kid Tiger Program will also prepare your child for our Youth Martial Arts Program. In our Kid Tiger Program, your child will be exposed to positive social interaction. They will learn how to work with others and follow directions from their instructors. Our Kid Tiger instructors are great role models who are trained specifically to work with preschool-aged children.
Monday - Thursday
Our Youth Classes use interesting and enjoyable methods to keep the student's attention and teach our young students skills that they can use for life.
Our Youth Classes promote non-violent resolutions to conflict.
Students will learn confidence, self-discipline and self-control as they learn how to act and react to the world around them.
Our Youth Classes encourage students by using praise and positive reinforcement. We have incentives for good academic report cards.
We teach students the value of making goals and working to meet them.
Tuesday and Thursday
We have empowering programs for all ages and levels of skill. We emphasize the positive attributes of our students while making allowances for each individual’s personal limitations.
Our main emphasis is to improve our students’ physical health and mental strength.
Improve your lifestyle by increasing your physical stamina, strength and flexibility while increasing your mental clarity, confidence and insight.
Classes are offered for adult beginning and advanced students.
Tuesday & Thursday
Olympic style sparring has become a very popular sport world wide. At the Family Martial Arts Center we teach sparring as an entirely separate class. This allows us to focus more on competition for an entire class rather than just spending a few minutes at the end of regular class. Taking this approach has allowed our competitors to train harder and have great success in our tournament circuit. We have even had seven National Champions in AAU Sport Tae Kwon Do in the past decade.
Here at the Family Martial Arts Center we encourage all of our students to try our sparring class but it is not required.
Monday & Wednesday
Tai Chi Chuan Yang style, a 2000 year old form that incorporates diagonal arm and leg movements paired with breathing to produce a relaxing yet energizing workout that improves balance, and can reduce stress, heart rate, and blood pressure.
Health: An unhealthy or otherwise uncomfortable person may find it difficult to meditate to a state of calmness or to use t'ai chi ch'uan as a martial art. T'ai chi ch'uan's health training, therefore, concentrates on relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind. For those focused on t'ai chi ch'uan's martial application, good physical fitness is an important step towards effective self-defense.
Meditation: The focus and calmness cultivated by the meditative aspect of t'ai chi ch'uan is seen as necessary in maintaining optimum health (in the sense of relieving stress and maintaining homeostasis) and in application of the form as a soft style martial art.
Martial art: The ability to use t'ai chi ch'uan as a form of self-defense in combat is the test of a student's understanding of the art. T'ai chi ch'uan is the study of appropriate change in response to outside forces, the study of yielding and "sticking" to an incoming attack rather than attempting to meet it with opposing force. The use of t'ai chi ch'uan as a martial art is quite challenging and requires a great deal of training.
Monday & Wednesday
An additional class offered is Qi Gong meditation.
Learned at Wudang Mountain in China, asthe name implies, the movements of this exercise are based on the movements of five animals; the dragon, the tiger, the leopard, the snake, and the crane. Each animal movement improves the function of a specific internal organ. The dragon improves the kidneys, the tiger improves the lungs, the leopard improves the liver, the snake improves the spleen, and the crane improves the heart. Through dedicated practice, Wudang Five Animals Qigong has the capacity to bring balance back to one's internal organ system. When the internal organs are in balance, the body is able to work at its optimum efficiency, thus improving the overall health and longevity of the practitioner.
In addition to bringing harmony back to the internal organs, Wudang Five Animals Qigong also opens up the joints, lengthens the tendons, and strengthens the muscles. Furthermore, this ancient exercise improves the functions of the respiratory and circulatory systems as well; this not only allows the body to deliver fresh, oxygen-rich blood to all the extremities of the body but it is also assists with the elimination of deadly toxins. The overall function of Wudang Five Animals Qigong is to the body soft and supple, like that of a child. If practiced regularly, this exercise can maintain flexibility and strength and a healthy body well into their years.
The Tai Chi Chuan class starts at 6:30 P.M. and the Qi Gong Meditation class begins at 7:00 P.M. Bring a mat to lay on the floor for Qi Gong.
Mr. DeJesus has been teaching Tai Chi for the past 14 years. Along with being an accomplished instructor , Mr. DeJesus also holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
As a Therapist for the past 17 years, Mr. DeJesus has been able to adapt and grade the form for various abilities and is happy to teach anyone willing to learn.
As always, we believe in our programs and welcome you to come and try our classes FREE of charge.